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June 23, 2019
Electric Eviation Aircraft

Eviation’s Electric Aircraft ‘Alice’ Can Fly 1050km At 480kph

A lot of focus lately on electric vehicles (EV’s) has been on cars, trucks and buses. However, the activity in aviation circles is also growing at a fast rate too. One of these is the beautiful Eviation ‘Alice’ all electric aircraft. It has a range of 1050km while cruising at 480kph, with less noise, zero emissions and low operating costs.
June 20, 2019

Sweden’s SaltX Could Be Just What We Need

Every now and then you come across something that takes your attention. What Swedish start up SaltX is doing, is one of those times. Their concept of using modified salts to store and release energy could be a global game changer. So far, their pilot test bed, run from a German power plant, has been a major success.
June 18, 2019

Estonia’s UBIK Solutions Making Moves With Its S350 OptiVerter

Professor Dmitri Vinnikov, of the TalTech Power Electronics Research Group says a new era of solar PV efficiency is here. He’s talking about their new hybrid micro inverter / optimizer that UBIK Solutions OU is making. Major advances in power electronics, and much lower costs have made their cutting-edge product, the “S350 OptiVerter®”, a reality.
June 15, 2019
ETH Zurich

Liquid Fuel From The Sun And Air Is Real

Researchers at the EPFL campus in Switzerland had made progress with hydrogen. They are using the Sun’s heat, water and a simple catalyst to make hydrogen fuel. Meanwhile another other Swiss team at ETH Zurich has taken a different tack to make a fuel they call “syngas”. The results are mildly astonishing.
June 14, 2019
100% Electric Powered Lawn Mowing Firm

100% Electric Powered Lawn Mowing Firm Cuts CO², Noise Too

A New York state garden and landscape business says they’re the first all electric company of their kind. Erik Chase is the owner of GreenerWe Landscaping, and has been in the industry for over 25 years. He’s not the first to use this equipment of course, which has been around for a few years. But he is the first to operate an entirely electric fleet of mowers, whipper snippers and blowers.
June 13, 2019
Jinko Solar ranks again as a “Top Performer”

Jinko Excels Again In Independent PVEL Rankings

Jinko Solar ranks again as a “Top Performer”, by independent test house, PVEL. Not just in one ranking, but two, and has done so for the fifth year in a row now. This is from four of the test program criteria. The details are in the 2019 annual PVEL “PV Module Reliability Scorecard”.